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Admission of safety violation forecloses recovery (access required)

An employee failed to follow his employer’s safety rule and was injured after circumventing an interlock gate that would have automatically shut down equipment in a commercial laundry. Because the employee conceded that the employer enforced the safety rule, the ...

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Football player’s pre-season wages used to calculate benefits (access required)

In awarding benefits to a Washington Redskins’ player injured during the pre-season, the commission did not err in considering the amounts he earned during his short tenure before injury, instead of the amounts he would have earned if he made ...

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Disability discrimination and retaliation claims go forward (access required)

Though claims were narrowed, a suit by a former employee of the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities who has cerebral palsy alleging her supervisors unfairly scrutinized, criticized and micromanaged her; and promoted a non-disabled person over her and finally ...

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Sex-based stereotype rumors backs Title VII claim (access required)

A woman who alleged male employees circulated a rumor that she had a sexual relationship with a higher-ranking manager in order to obtain her position adequately stated a claim for discrimination and a hostile work environment, given the historical stereotypes ...

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Disabled employee’s claims headed to trial (access required)

Disputed evidence on whether an employee who struggles with mobility could have performed her job without extensive travel, whether the employer lacked a reasonable belief she could engage in such travel and whether she was terminated because of her disability ...

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Serving in reserves won’t back discrimination claim (access required)

There was no evidence the reservist’s supervisor terminated the plaintiff because of his membership in the Army Reserve. Background On May 31, 2018, Communication Technologies filed a motion for summary judgment. COMTek asserts that it is entitled to judgment as ...

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